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collum is leading the charge he joins us live. are you ready? >> we are ready. we are going in on a motion to dismiss the federal government's file. we expect to win. the judge isn't going to rule tomorrow more likely in a few days. but we are going to have our oral arguments for a couple of hours. >> greta: what are the main issues? >> the individual mandate is first. standing on that is important for states as well as individuals. we have s, the 20 states that are involved, we also have the national federation of independent business and two individuals. one of the great debates tomorrow will be over whether or not the states have the standing right to be here in a cause of action to represent their people or their interests in the question of whether or not the federal government can mandate an individual who is just sitting in front of their television set having to buy a health insurance policy or pay a penalty? >> greta: in the state of virginia they have a different statute which says that you can require people of virginia to buy health care insurance. they got past that standing.
? >> reporter: we did start covering the storm in the north eastern caribbean if the u.s. virgin islands in st. thomas several days ago. it was much stronger. it was a category 4. what happens depends and how close the eye is and where you are, when you are on a remote island location that you are at the storm's mercy, you lose cell phone, electricity, airports shutdown you are stranded. our next stop was virginia beach, easier there to get around. the eye of the storm further off. here it seems people have had sometime to chart the path of this storm and take planning measures. people careful about boarding up and planning. they are used to the strong winds especially in the winter with those nor'easters. >> jamie: we hope they will heed the call and take produces. we'll come back to you at later in the hour. steve harrigan, live for us there. now we go to meteorologist with the latest on this storm's path. this storm first and then i want to ask what is next. >> earl was such a formidable storm luckily weakened a little. cold front moving in is driving this east. we've got another eight hour
enough to assume majority accountability in our actions that the public can and should hold us accountable for all we intend to do. that's why you see an attempt to try to be a reasoned party in this document. i think at the root of it all, of all the frustration is americans are tired of politicians who continue to promise things they can't deliver. >> greta: i've been critical of the democrats bringing up the issue of the tax cuts the extension of tax cuts on the eve of midterms that could have been discussed before. dream act certain segment of the population. now today you and other republicans go to a small business and also unveil this. where have you been or why now? why is that not the same sort of criticism as a stunt on the eve of the midterms? >> greta, if you look at proposals in the document, we have been about these proposals for sometime. we've been engaged in conversation with people, asking them what they thought of our stimulus plan? our plan was focused on small business help and providing tax relief to small businesses. that's in our plan. >> greta: i don't
the american people are behind us on these issues and one of the attorney generals said we are doing what congress should have done. >> one comment. this is going to the u.s. supreme court probably going to be a 5-4 decision. they will say the commerce clause applies. five are going our way. i'm going to predict that right now this is the greatest intrusion by the federal government in the commerce laws ever in history that's why they are bailing out like attorney general strickland said and trying to go on the tax issue. we went on that too, there's nothing in the law that allows them to do this. nothing in the constitution that allows the kind of tax they are proposing. they are weak on this, we are going to win. >> greta: alabama, what is your reaction? >> folks in alabama are like folks across the country. they feel disinfranchised, they feel like their rights were trampled. they weren't buying votes with their own money they were using our known buy votes for things we don't want. whether it was ben nelson's deal the deal over in louisiana, in alabama, i think we long for the good ol
have been painfully blunt. gutless is the term we used to describe the democrats for not voting before the midterm election on extending the bush tax cut the new york time editorial page has joined our chorus. big letterhead line the democrats profiles in timidity. that he the democrats of lacking convictions that is rough. republican senator lindsey graham joins you live. the "new york times" are going after the democrats heavy. >> that is unusual. i would rather agree with you than "the new york times" being an conservative but we -- they are right. the issue needs to be voted on before the next election. if you raise taxes on anyone from 35% to 39.6 on anybody, you raise taxes is a bad idea. and we should have the courage of our convictions, i'm willing to go to the floor and cast a vote against raising taxes on anybody regardless of how it mate be perceived by people. >> greta: "the new york times" is in favor of the way the president would like, extend it for everyone who makes less than $250,000. what "the new york times" is slamming the democrats about is they won't bother to br
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